Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 12+

Excellent, epic saga continues to get darker, more intense.

PG-13 2010 150 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 92 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 449 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Stands out for and .

Community Reviews

age 11+

Not great

I don't like this much.
1 person found this helpful.
age 18+

Horror flick--absolutely inappropriate for children.

I can't imagine how this would be recommended to kids. My husband and I felt like we were watching a horror movie. The torture scene at the beginning was simply horrific, and things didn't get better as the movie wore on. I loved the Harry Potter films until this one; this has gone too far. My children will not be watching this one.
1 person found this helpful.

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

Character Strengths

Find more movies that help kids build character.

  • Young girl playing
    Courage
    See all
  • Child cross country skiing
    Perseverance
    See all
  • Hands together
    Teamwork
    See all

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon magic wand on orange background
    Magic and Fantasy
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate